How often can you see a rainbow?
Most people have heard that if the end of the rainbow is found, a pot of gold will await them. Less known, however, is the fact that rainbows are traditional signs of good luck and a promise of better days, stemming from the Biblical story of Noah and the flood. This is especially said to be true if a rainbow is seen where there has been no rain. If you point at a rainbow, you will get a blister on your tongue. (source: The Haunt)
One caught my eye last week, while I was driving home from work. The air was cool and fresh after the rain. Set against the clear blue sky, the rainbow was quite a sight to behold. I thought I was extremely fortunate to be able to see one, simply because they do not come my way easily.
I saw another rainbow immediately the next day too, but it was not as beautiful as the first. Like the earlier one, I could not see the other end to it; still, I harboured thoughts of finding a pot of gold.
Then yesterday, I saw another one. It was fast fading, and did not look impressive at all.
But you know what? Having seen three rainbows within a period of two weeks makes me very uncomfortable now. Contrary to feeling lucky, something tells me that my luck must be running out soon.
Sigh. I hope rainbows do not bring bad omens.
Whether as a bridge to the heavens, a messenger to the gods, divine archer’s bow, or mystic intangible entity, the rainbow persists as a multifaceted lesson. Because while any particular idea (i.e. the rainbow) can be perceived in one way to one person – someone else can picture that idea in a very different way. And while we may not be able to fully explain the workings of the world or the purpose of life – we cannot avoid exposing our deepest hopes and fears in the search for truth. (excerpt from The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science)
(Oh, boy, imagine that: I actually bothered to research on rainbows. Pffft.)
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